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Still ‘unfinished education:’ Latino students forty years after the Mexican American Education Study


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The onus of this dissertation was to evaluate the educational conditions of Mexican American students forty years after the Mexican American Education Study published a six-volume study detailing the findings of the Mexican American Education Study (1970-1974). The MAES study focused on five southwest states Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. To learn the current status of Mexican American students, a three-tier scale of analysis was created. Each level of analysis had a specific focus: macro, meso, and micro. The macro level presented a descriptive analysis of the educational status of Mexican American students in the five states presented in the Mexican American Education Study (MAES) reports. The second level of analysis (meso) focused on the state of Texas and examines the achievement gaps between student groups in state standardized assessments since assessment policies were introduced in the state. In micro level of analysis, the educational achievement of Mexican American students in Ysleta Independent School District, located in El Paso, Texas, was examined by analyzing student outcomes over a nine-year period (2003-2011). The findings of this dissertation indicated that nominal change has been evidenced in the educational performance of Mexican American students since the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Mexican American Education Study. Notwithstanding the many federal and state educational reforms that have been enacted in the past forty years, the achievement and opportunity gaps have not been eradicated. Subsequently, Mexican American parents need to advocate with a unified voice and force change to the educational policy-making process.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Educational tests & measurements;
Educational evaluation;
School administration
Classification
0288: Educational tests & measurements
0443: Educational evaluation
0514: School administration
Identifier / keyword
Education; Accountability; Data driven decision making; High-stakes testing; Latino students; Mexican american students; Minority students
Title
Still ‘unfinished education:’ Latino students forty years after the Mexican American Education Study
Author
Madrigal-Gonzalez, Lizely
Number of pages
197
Publication year
2012
Degree date
2012
School code
0459
Source
DAI-A 73/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267403926
Advisor
Staudt, Kathleen
Committee member
Espinoza, Penelope; Pacheco, Arturo; Villalobos, Jose D.
University/institution
The University of Texas at El Paso
Department
Ed. Leadership & Admin.
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3512010
ProQuest document ID
1023105394
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/1023105394
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